The relationships among roadway safety management practices, collision rates, and injury rates within company fleets

December 1, 2019


  • Jonathon M. Vivoda
  • Stephanie G. Platt
  • Susan J. Gillies

Motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities for all industries combined. They comprise the majority of workplace fatalities for occupations involved in transportation/material moving and are one of the leading causes of death for many occupations which involve driving, but where driving is not the primary job duty. Nonfatal work-related MVCs also have substantial injury and economic consequences for workers and employers. This study used data from 70 companies from a range of industries to assess the relationship between companies’ self-reported fleet safety management practices/policies and collision/injury metrics. Implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed. 

Safety Science, 120, doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2019.07.033


  • Transportation
  • Workforce Issues